National Politics

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

Thousands of flights across the U.S. were canceled or delayed Wednesday after a government system that offers safety and other information to pilots broke down, stranding some planes on the ground for hours.

Conservatives take aim at tenure for university professors

In several red states around the country, conservative officials say it's time to reconsider tenure for university professors. The indefinite academic appointments have faced review from lawmakers or state oversight boards in at least half a dozen states, often presented as bids to rein in academics with liberal views.

Feds propose 'student loan safety net' alongside forgiveness

The White House will move forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms.

Biden 'surprised' government records found at old office

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee requested Tuesday the U.S. intelligence community conduct a “damage assessment” of potentially classified documents found in the Washington office space of President Joe Biden’s former institute.

President Joe Biden highlights bipartisanship at Kentucky bridge appearance

President Joe Biden is stopping by a notoriously dilapidated bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky to promote his administration's infrastructure law. The Brent Spence Bridge has long been a symbol of the nation's aging infrastructure system, with presidents of both parties vowing to fix it.

Jan. 6 report: Trump 'lit that fire' of Capitol insurrection

The House Jan. 6 committee's final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a "multi-part conspiracy" to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol.